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          Parasite
            

          Parasite (DVD, R13)

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          Ki-taek's family of four is close, but all are unemployed and the future looks bleak. However, when the son, Ki-woo is recommended by a fellow university student friend for a well-paid tutoring job, hope spawns for a regular income. Carrying the expectations of the family, Ki-woo... arrives at the house of Mr. Park, the owner of a global IT firm, where he meets Yeon-kyo, the young lady of the house. The job interview is a success and soon Ki-woo begins work. But very soon, following this first meeting between the two families, an unstoppable string of mishaps lies in wait Winner of the Palme dOr (Best Film award) at the Cannes Film Festival and the Sydney Film festival Official Competition the first ever for a Korean film this family tragicomedy is the latest masterpiece from Bong Joon-Ho, the director of The Host and Snowpiercer. PARASITE confirms his position as one of the worlds most inventive and captivating filmmakers.
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          DVD Code MMA6430
          Barcode 9322225234314
          Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
          Publisher Madman Films
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          A Faithful Man
            

          A Faithful Man (DVD, M)

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          Louis Garrel stars as Abel, a dashing journalist whose girlfriend, Marianne (Laetitia Casta), informs him in the opening scene that she has fallen pregnant, and is leaving him to marry the father (who happens to be Abels best friend). So begins a tale that stretches over a number... of years, filled with unexpected joys and heartbreaks; Marianne will remerge into his life, as will Eva (a radiant Lily-Rose Depp), the impetuous younger sister of the man he was abandoned for. Shifting points of view as nimbly as its players, this beguiling tale, co-written with the legendary Jean-Claude Carrire (Belle de jour, Cyrano de Bergerac), effortlessly navigates through the bric--brac of loves and secrets with a winning, New Wave-esque sensibility; Paris streets and cafs appear almost magically unchanged since Truffauts 1960s. However its Garrels carefully considered yet light touch that charms and captivates, leaving audiences feeling an enduring sense of satisfaction.
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          DVD Code PAL197
          Barcode 9322225233621
          Released NZ 5 Dec 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Claire Darling
            

          Claire Darling (DVD, M)

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          What are we without our memories and most-treasured possessions? Thats the question that were invited to contemplate in CLAIRE DARLING, the thoughtful and affecting new film from Julie Bertuccelli (Since Otar Left), based on the best-selling novel by Lynda Rutledge.On the first d...ay of summer, reclusive millionaire Claire (Catherine Deneuve) lays all of her worldly objects out on the front lawn of her mansion, impulsively determined to sell everything. As a horde of curious bystanders and opportunistic neighbours fight over the ridiculously underpriced antiques, each object stirs vivid memories for Claire of her flamboyant life. But soon, her long-estranged daughter Marie (Chiara Mastroianni) arrives, determined to stop these proceedings by any meansEmotional, subtle and elegantly directed, CLAIRE DARLING is a deeply personal film for Bertuccelli, filmed in the estate of her own grandmother, and Deneuve is remarkable as always as the larger-than-life heiress, playing opposite her real-life daughter. This is a poignant story of emotional attachment, mis-remembered pasts, and the complexity of mother/daughter relationships. The ending may surprise you, and packs an emotional punch.
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          DVD Code PAL202
          Barcode 9322225234352
          Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Happy As Lazzaro
            

          Happy As Lazzaro (DVD, PG)

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          Its summer at Inviolata, an isolated rural estate, where an extended family of tobacco farmers toil under the rule of a domineering marchesa, and where the handsome and hard-working Lazzaro (captivating newcomer Adriano Tardiolo), a young man imbued with a saint-like innocence, i...s alternately adored and taken advantage of. When the marchesas self-absorbed son, Tancredi (Luca Chikovani) first visits the fields, he senses an opportunity, and embroils Lazzaro in an audacious plan that spirals out of control and throws the estate into a complicated chaos that takes everybody by surprise. Channelling the spirit of Pasolini, Rohrwachers fascinating, deeply affecting parable casts an ethereal, wondrous spell, and confirms her status as one of the most inventive and compelling voices in contemporary Italian cinema with this utterly transporting film experience.
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          DVD Code PAL196
          Barcode 9322225233355
          Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
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          My Big Gay Italian Wedding
            

          My Big Gay Italian Wedding (DVD, M)

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          When baby-faced Antonio (Cristiano Caccamo) pops the question to his boyfriend Paolo (Salvatore Esposito) in their Berlin apartment just before Easter, things take an awkward turn it becomes apparent that Antonio hasnt come out to his parents. While they arent sure about their fa...milies reactions, the pair decides to head home to Italy to break the news and plan their big day. Accompanied by a couple of well-meaning but somewhat eccentric friends, Antonio and Paolo arrive at the stunning village of Civita di Bagnoregio, where Antonio was raised. His mother (Monica Guerritore) is immediately supportive, but only if the wedding meets her expectations: her favourite celebrity wedding planner must oversee all the arrangements; Paolos estranged mother must be in attendance; and the marriage has to be officiated by the town mayor (Diego Abatantuono), who happens to be Antonios staid and somewhat less-than-enthusiastic father.
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          DVD Code PAL195
          Barcode 9322225233348
          Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Everybody Knows
            

          Everybody Knows (DVD, M)

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          Laura (Penlope Cruz) and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the small Spanish village where she was born to attend her sister's wedding. Unexpected events soon lead to a crisis that exposes the family's hidden past. Suspicions mount, loved ones begin to turn on one another,... and dark secrets long hidden threaten to come to light, revealing shocking truths. This gripping thriller from Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi also stars Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darn.
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          DVD Code VVE1855
          Barcode 9337369018553
          Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Sink Or Swim
            

          Sink Or Swim (DVD, M)

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          A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool's first ever synchronized swimming team - for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the ...group set out on an unlikely adventure, and on the way will rediscover a little self-esteem and a lot about themselves and each other.
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          DVD Code MMA6413
          Barcode 9322225233294
          Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
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          Yuli
            

          Yuli (DVD, M)

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          Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an impoverished and abandoned Havana. His father, however, has other id...eas, and knowing that his son has a natural talent for dance, sends him to the National Ballet School of Cuba. Despite his repeated escapes and initial poor behaviour, the boy is inevitably drawn to the world of dance, and begins to shape his legendary career from a young age, becoming the first black dancer to be cast in some of the most prestigious ballet roles, originally written for white dancers, in companies such as the Houston Ballet or the Royal Ballet in London.
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          DVD Code LFD0009
          Barcode 9322225235465
          Released NZ 13 Feb 2020
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          The Heiresses
            

          The Heiresses (DVD, M)

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          Asuncin, Paraguay, 2013. Sixty-somethings Chela (Ana Brun) and Chiquita (Margarita Irn), both descendants of rich families, have been living together for more than thirty years, largely insulated from the troubles of the outside world. Times have changed though, and with debts mo...unting, the pair begins to sell off some precious heirlooms. Ultimately the financial situation proves untenable, and convicted of petty fraud, Chiquita is sent to prison by a court order. Suddenly, the sheltered Chela must fend for herself. Swallowing her pride, she reluctantly begins working as a chauffeur for the other wealthy women of the neighbourhood. The changed circumstances lead her to, perhaps for the first time, contemplate her life and choices
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          DVD Code PAL194
          Barcode 9322225233331
          Released NZ 7 Nov 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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          An Unexpected Love
            

          An Unexpected Love (DVD, M)

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          When Ana (Morn, Neruda, The Motorcycle Diaries) and Marco (Darn, Truman, Wild Tales) arrive at the airport to farewell their son Luciano, who is leaving his Argentine homeland to study abroad, they are filled with certainty that theyve done well as parents. However his departure ...leaves a significant hole in their everyday lives, and after more than twenty years of marriage, both reluctantly come to admit that their feelings for each other have shifted. So as if it were one last project together, Ana and Marco decide to consciously uncouple, and begin to explore the surprising and sometimes wonderful world of the newly-single, to hilarious and unexpected results. This wonderful showcase for its two leads unsurprisingly stormed the local box office, becoming one of Argentinas biggest hits of the year. Intelligent, warm and wise, AN UNEXPECTED LOVE is a sheer delight.
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          DVD Code PAL198
          Barcode 9322225233638
          Released NZ 5 Dec 2019
          Publisher Madman Films
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